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Related to testamentary: testamentary trust, Testamentary capacity, Testamentary disposition
1. Something that serves as tangible proof or evidence: The spacious plan of the city is a testament to the foresight of its founders.
2. A statement of belief; a credo: my political testament.
3. Law A usually formal, written directive providing for the disposition of one's property after death; a will.
4. Testament Bible Either of the two main divisions of the Bible.
5. Archaic A covenant between humans and God.
[Middle English, a will, from Latin testāmentum, from testārī, to make a will, from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]
tes′ta·men′tar·y (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.
1. (Law) of or relating to a will or testament
2. (Law) derived from, bequeathed, or appointed by a will
3. (Law) contained or set forth in a will
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